Stettler, Alberta – On April 7, 2015, Stettler RCMP officers responded to a shooting incident at a residential property in Stettler. An altercation at the property escalated to the point where a firearm was discharged. One male victim was treated at hospital for serious injuries and the person responsible fled the scene prior to police arrival.
The victim received non-life threatening injuries and was released from hospital.
On September 9th, 2016, following a lengthy investigation, 29-year-old Benoit Joseph Lacerte was arrested in Innisfail, Alberta and charged with Attempted Murder while using a firearm. Mr. Lacerte is currently in custody with a court appearance scheduled for September 22nd, 2016 in Stettler.
The arrest of Mr. Lacerte was effected through the efforts of the K Division Serious Crime Branch South, GIS, Forensic Identification Services, Stettler RCMP and Innisfail RCMP Detachments.